Harlan F. Friedrichsen, 89, of Cozad, Nebraska, died Friday, April 27th, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
He was born December 28th, 1922, in Palmer, Nebraska, to Henry and Margaret (Wiecks) Friedrichsen. Harlan grew up and received his education in St. Paul, Nebraska.
He was united in marriage to Betty Wiezorek on December 29th, 1951, in Minden, Nebraska. For the past 50 years the couple have made their home in Cozad, where Harlan drove a hay chopper for Continental Grain and worked for many farmers in the Cozad area.
He enjoyed scrapping metal and sitting on the front porch. Harlan's family meant a lot to him, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Betty of Cozad; sons, Alan (Tamera) Friedrichsen of Ravenna, Nebraska, Leon (Delores) Friedrichsen of Lexington, Nebraska, Bryan (Kim) Friedrichsen of Lexington; daughters, Margaret (Allan) Haines of Pueblo, Colorado, Nancy (Nick) Canas of Cozad and Karen (Willie) Rigsby of Cozad; sisters-in-law, Joan (Jerry) Maxson, Rosie Foster, Anna Reimers, Janice Foster; one aunt, Mildred; 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by both parents, three brothers and one sister.
A memorial service was held 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 1st, 2012, at the O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean Pofahl officiating. Interment was in the Highland Cemetery in Ravenna.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be submitted to www.osrfh.com.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney.